Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
BRADFORD, ALEXANDER, Dorchester 1638, in his will, of wh. abstr. is in Geneal. Reg. III. 81, made 17 Aug. 1644, pro. 2 Oct. 1645, names w. Sarah, br. Walter Merry, but no ch. JOHN, Plymouth 1643, Duxbury 1645, eldest s. of Gov. William, wh. did not come over the seas till some yrs. after his f. rem. 1653 to Marshfield, was rep. of ea. town; thence a. 1660 to Norwich, there d. 1678, without ch. His wid. Martha d. of Thomas Bourne of Marshfield, m. bef. 20 Feb. 1680, lieut. Thomas Tracy, and d. a. 1689. Caulkins, Hist. of Norwich, 100. JOSEPH, Plymouth, youngest br. of the preced. m. 25 May 1664, Jael, d. of Rev. Peter Hobart of Hingham, had Joseph, b. 18 Apr. 1665; and Elisha; d. 10 July 1715; and his wid. d. 1730, aged 88. His s. Elisha nam. one of his 13 ch. Carpenter, in honor of the boy's gr. gr.mo. MOSES, Salisbury 1669, perhaps s. of Robert, rem. to Boston, ar. co. 1677, d. 23 [[vol. 1, p. 231]] Mar. 1692 by drown. MOSES, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 18 Sept. 1693; Thomas, 24 Dec. 1697; Robert, 30 Aug. 1699; Elizabeth 20 Sept. 1701; Joseph, 14 May 1705; and James, 22 Sept. 1707.
ROBERT, Boston 1640, tailor, freem. 1642, by w. Martha had Moses, bapt. 10 Mar. but town rec. says, b. 2 Aug. 1644; and Martha, 9, bapt. 16 Nov. 1645. His will, 16 Nov. 1677, names w. Margaret, wh. d. 12 Mar. 1697, aged 92, and the same docum. calls Martha w. of Peter Maverick. WILLIAM, Plymouth, came in the Mayflower, 1620, with w. Dorothy (m. at Leydtn, 30 Nov. 1613), surnam. May, wh. fail. to reach the kl. of promise, being, drown. at the anchorage in Cape Cod, 7 Dec.; was b. or bapt. Thursday, 19 Mar. 1590, at Austerfield, a village tak. its name, perhaps, from lying in the extreme South of Yorksh. His f. William was bur. 15 July 1591, and this his youngest ch. hav. gain. some instruct. in letters from the noble spirits of William Brewster, and John Robinson, left his native country, at the age of 18, to seek freedom of worship in Holland. There he m. the first w. presum. to have been a May, prob. a fugitive from Eng. for religion's sake, with her parents; had John, above ment. He was chos. Gov. after d. of Carver, early in 1621, aged only 31, and until his d. 9 May 1657, the date of his nuncup. will, was by ann. elect. every yr. cont. exc. three, when Edward Winslow, and two, when Thomas Prence partook the burden. On 14 Aug. 1623, he m. a lady with wh. he had been acquaint. many yrs. bef. Alice, wid. of Edward Southworth, wh. came in the Ann a few days bef. from Eng. whose maiden name was Carpenter, as has been infer. from the phrase in Plymouth ch. rec. under 1667, mention of the d. of Mary Carpenter, wh. d. 19 Mar. of that yr. in her 91st yr. of course b. 1577. But she was so much older than this sec. w. of the Gov. that possib. she may have been d. of one, wh. after m. a Reyner, and had Alice. For tradit. at Plymouth made Alice, this w. of Bradford, to be sis. of Rev. John Reyner. See Davis in Morton's Mem. 217, in notis, and Young's Chron. of Pilgr. 353. in notis. Reyner was a name of distinct. in the neighb. of Bradford's youth, and Carpenter was not. She surv. till 26 Mar. 1670, aged 79, and had William, b. 17 June 1624; Mercy, wh. m. 15 June or 21 Dec. 1648 (such is the diversity of rec. tho. the later date is more prob.) Benjamin Vermayes; and Joseph, above ment. 1630. Winsor mistakes in mak. this youngest ch. tw. with Mercy, for she is nam. at the div. of cattle, 1627. Mather, Magn. II. c. 1; Shurtleff's Recol. of the Pilgr. in Russell's Guide to Plymouth; Davis's Morton's Memo.; Belkn. Amer. Biog.; Hutchinson's Hist. of Mass.; Young's Chron. of the Pilgr.; and the last acquisit. to our minute details in Hunter's Founders of New Plymouth, London 1854; beside the noble confessor's own Hist. Boston 1856, as Vol. III. in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll.
WILLIAM, [[vol. 1, p. 232]] Plymouth, s. of the preced. rep. 1657, assist. 1658, was wound. in the gr. Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675, and carr. the ball in his body to the end of life; was dep.-gov. of the Col. from 1682 till arr. of new chart. exc. when one of Sir E. Andros's counc. 1687 and 8; d. 20 Feb. 1704; by first w. Alice, d. of Thomas Richards of Weymouth, wh. d. 12 Dec. 1671, had John, b. 20 Feb. 1653, wh. m. 5 Feb. 1674, Mercy, d. of Joseph Warren, and d. 8 Dec. 1763; his w. outliv. him 12 yrs.; William, 11, bapt. 25 Mar. 1655, wh. m. 1679, Rebecca, d. of Benjamin Bartlett, and d. 1687; Thomas, wh. was of Norwich, had part of est. of his uncle John, with wh. he had liv. perhaps m. Hannah, d. of Rev. James Fitch, and d. 1708; Alice, wh. m. first, 27 Mar. 1680, Rev. William Adams of Dedham, as his sec. w. and next, was sec. w. of Hon. James Fitch of Norwich; Hannah m. 28 Nov. 1682, Joshua Ripley of Hingham, wh. rem. to Windham, Conn. after hav. two ch.; Mercy, bapt. 2 Sept. 1660 at Boston ch. wh. m. 16 Sept. 1680, Samuel Steele of Hartford; Meletiah, wh. m. John Steele of Norwich; Samuel, b. 1668, m. Hannah Rogers, and d. 1714; Mary m. William Hunt; and Sarah m. Kenelm Baker. By sec. w. wid. Wiswall, of wh. the former h.╒s name is not seen, he had only Joseph, wh. d. 17 Jan. 1747, at New London. By third w. Mary, wid. of Rev. John Holmes of Duxbury, d. of John Wood, or Atwood, of Plymouth, he had Israel, wh. m. Sarah, d. of Benjamin Bartlett, jr.; Ephraim, m. 13 Feb. 1710, Elizabeth Bartlett; David, wh. m. 1714, Elizabeth Finney, and d. 1730; and Hezekiah, wh. m. Mary Chandler; the last four liv. at Kingston. Shurtleff, ut sup. His s. Samuel, beside four ds. had three s. Gershom of Kingston; Perez, H. C. 1713, a counsel. of Mass.; and Gamaliel, also a counsel. whose s. Gamaliel, a col. in the army of the Revo. d. 1806, f. of the late Alden, H. C. 1786, Secr. of Mass. wh. d. 1843. Alden, Coll. of Epit. III. 246, 7. Fourteen of this name had been, in 1834, gr. at Harv. and seventeen at other coll. of N. E.
BRADHURST,, RALPH, Roxbury, m. 13 June 1677, Hannah, d. of John Gore, had Rhoda, b. 17 May 1678; Dorothy, 1 Mar. 1680; Hannah, 14 Dec. 1682; and Abigail, 4 July 1685. His w. d. 10 July 1686, and he had sec. w. Martha, wh. d. 6 Aug. 1693. A third w. Hannah, d. 16 Apr. 1710; but no more of him appears in the rec. of Roxbury. Rhoda m. 13 Mar. 1704, John Colburn.
BRADING, JAMES, Newbury, rem. to Boston 1659, m. 11 Oct. of tbat yr. Hannnah, d. of Joseph Rock, had Elizabeth; James, b. 1665; and Joseph. His d. Elizabeth was first w. of Edward Bromfield.
BRADISH, JAMES, Newtown, L. I. 1656 - 64. JOSEPH, Sudbury, eldest s. of Robert, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 10 Apr. 1665; Sarah, 6 May 1667; Hannah, 14 Jan. 1669; and Joseph, 28 Nov. 1672. ROBERT, Cambridge 1635, by w. Mary, wh. d. Sept. 1638, had Joseph, b. in May [[vol. 1, p. 233]] bef. By w. Vashti he had Samuel, b. 13 Feb. 1640, d. 6 July 1642; John, 3 Dec. 1640, wh. prob. d. at Boston 12 Oct. 1696; and Samuel, again, 28 Nov. 1648, d. next mo. The f. d. a. 1659, and in his will of 12 May 1657, we learn, that he had others by the first w. as it names Mary Gibbs, prob. w. of Matthew of Sudbury, James, and Hannah as his ch. speaks of s.-in-law Ezekiel Morrell, and br. Isaac M. See Geneal. Reg. IX. 225. I infer, that Joseph B. a pirate, sent to Eng. with the notorious capt. Kidd, 1699, from Boston, and execut. at London, was gr.s. of Robert, and prob. s. of Joseph. See let. of John Higginson in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 210.
BRADLEY, or BRADLEE, ABRAHAM, New Haven, s. of William of the same, m. 20 Dec. 1673, Ann, d. of John Thompson, had John, b. 12 Oct. 1674; Hannah, 8 Nov. 1682; and five others; Daniel, 1680; Lydia, 28 Nov. 1685; Ebenezer, 9 Nov. 1689; Abraham, 9 Apr. 1693; and Esther, 14 May 1696; was deac. and d. 19 Oct. 1718. BENJAMIN, New Haven, br. of the preced. m. 29 Oct. 1677, Elizabeth d. of John Thompson, had Elizabeth b. 11 Sept. 1678; Sarah, 7 June 1680; Hannah, 18 Apr. 1682; Susanna, 10 July 1684; and five others; Mary, 15 Apr. 1687; Desire, 19 Apr. 1690; Benjamin, 1 Oct. 1692; Abner, 6 Mar. 1696; and Caleb, 5 May 1700. He had sec. w. Mary Sacket, d. I suppose, of John. DANIEL, New Haven, sw. fidel. 1637, had w. but no ch. d. Dec. 1608, and his est. went, after the wid.'s portion, to Joshua, Nathan, Stephen, and William Bradlee, and the w. of John Alling, wh. was Ellen Bradlee. William was call. br. and such prob. was the relat. of the other heirs. DANlEL, Haverhill, came in the Elizabeth from London, 1630, aged 20, k. by the Ind. 13 Aug. 1689. He liv. prob. at Rowley first for sev. yrs. m. 21 May 1662, prob. Mary, d. of John Williams, had sev. ch. but we kn. not their names, births, or full partic. about his fam. DANIEL, Haverhill, prob. s. of Daniel of the same, with w. Hannah, and ch. Mary and Hannah were k. by the Ind. 15 Mar. 1697. FRANCIS, Fairfield, the freem. of 1664, was of Branford 1660, and rem. to F. m. Ruth, d. of John Barlow of the same, had ch. kn. only by his will of 4 Jan. 1689, to be John, Francis, Daniel, Joseph, Ruth, w. of Thomas Williams, and Abigail, unm. His w. was liv. when he d. late in that yr. ISAAC, Branford 1667, rem. to New Haven 1683, where his name was long cont. by a mult. of descend. He had Isaac; William; Samuel; Daniel, b. 20 Dec. 1696; Sarah; and Elizabeth JOHN, Salem, d. June 1642, at Dorchester, by nuncup. will, pro. 29 of next mo. ment. only w. and br.-in-law William Allen. JOHN, Dedham, by w. Catharine had Salathiel, b. 16 Mar. 1642, d. at six wks.
JOHN, Dover 1667. JOSEPH, Haverhill, had a garrison at his ho. wh. was surpris. 8 Feb. 1704, when his w. for the sec. time was tak. by the Ind. and carr. away, her inf. ch. b. after her capt. dying of want. Abraham, his s. liv. to 1754, at Concord, N. H. His ch. Joseph, Martha, and Sarah had been k. 11 Mar. 1697 by the Ind. JOSEPH, New Haven, eldest s. of William of the same, m. 25 Oct. 1667, Silence, d. of John Brocket, had a d. b. and d. 1669; Abigail, 9 Sept. 1671; Mary, 6 Dec. 1674; Joseph, [[vol. 1, p. 234]] 15 Feb. 1678; Samuel, 3 Jan. 1681; Martha, Aug. 1683; and he d. in Jan. 1705, leav. and five ch. ment. in his will of 4 Dec. preced. JOSHUA, New Haven, br. of Daniel of the same, had only Joshua, b. 31 Dec. 1665, perhaps rem. JOSHUA, Rowley 1663. NATHAN, Guilford, br. of Daniel by w. Esther, had Ann, b. 16 Nov. 1669; Mary, and Abigail, tw. 13 Mar. 1672; Esther, 2 Nov. 1674, d. young; Esther, again, 14 Apr. 1677; Daniel, 9 June 1680, d. young at Nathan Noah as the rec. has, perhaps by mistake, giv. the name of the ch. 18 Sept. 1685; and Patience, 6 Apr. 1688. He next m. 1694, Hannah, wid. of Joseph Tuttle, d. of Thomas Munson, wh. d. next yr. and he m. 16 May 1698, Rachel, wid. of Thomas Strong; and he d. 1710. NATHANIEL, Dorchester, m. 17 July 1666, Mary, d. of Richard Evans, d. 26 July 1701, aged 70. NATHANIEL, New Haven, youngest s. of the first William, m. 1688, Ruth d. of Abraham Dickerman, had James, b. 12 Oct. of that yr.; Ruth, 23 Jan. 1691; Miriam, 4 July 1698; and Nathaniel, 16 May 1701. PETER, New London, 1654, mariner, by w. Elizabeth wh. is believ. to have been d. of Jonathan Brewster, had Elizabeth b. 1655; Peter, 1658; and Lucretia; and he d. 1662. His wid. m. Christopher Christophers; and d. Lucretia m. his s. Richard. Elizabeth the d. m. 22 Sept. 1670, Thomas Dimond. PETER, New London, s. of the preced. m. 9 May 1678, Mary, d. of Chritopher Christophers, had Christopher, b. 11 July 1679, wh. went to Southold, L. I. and the f. d. Aug. 1687. RICHARD, Boston, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 16 Dec. 1651; Deliverance, 3 Apr. 1655, and John, wh. d. at Liverpool, May 1676, leav. wid. Mary. STEPHEN, Guilford, br. of Daniel at New Haven sw. fidel. 1660, m. 9 Nov. 1663, Hannah, d. of George Smith of New Haven, and had Hannah, b. 1 Sept. 1661; Sarah, 14 Feb. 1667, d. young; Stephen, 1 Oct. 1668; Daniel, 21 Oct. 1670; Elizabeth 31 Dec. 1671; Abraham, 13 May 1674; and Sarah, again, 17 Oct. 1676. He m. Mary, wid. of the sec. William Leete; and d. 20 June 1702. WILLIAM, New Haven, m. 18 Feb. 1645, Alice Prichard, perhaps d. of Roger of Springfield, had Joseph, bapt. 4 Jan. 1646; Martha, 8 Oct. 1648; Abraham, b. 24 Oct. 1650, Mary, 30 Apr. bapt. 1 May 1653; Benjamin, 8, bapt. 12 Apr. 1657; Esther, 29 Sept. bapt. 25 Nov. 1659; Nathaniel, b. 26 Feb. 1661; and Sarah, 21, bapt. 25 June 1665. He d. 1691, made his will 22 June 1683, in wh. he ment. all the s. d. Munson, wh. was Martha, w. of Samuel, m. 26 Oct. 1665; Mary, w. of Samuel Todd, m. 26 Nov. 1668; and d. Brockett; wh. was Sarah, m. 23 May 1682; Esther d. prob. unm. Mr. Porter thinks, this William was br. of Daniel by an elder w. of their f. and that he and other ch. were brot. by their mo. a wid. wh. was a midwife at N. H. in 1655. WILLIAM, Dorchester 1664, of wh. no more is heard by me, than that he sign. the petn. that yr. WILLIAM, New Haven, s. of Isaac, m. 7 Jan. 1713, Elizabeth Chedsey, had Caleb, b. 17 Oct. 1714; Ebenezer, 25 Mar. 1716; Joseph, 13 July 1718; Elizabeth; Desire; and James, 15 June 1726. Twenty-two of this name had been gr. at the N. E. coll. in 1834.
BRADSHAW, HUMPHREY, Cambridge, ar. co. 1642, by w. Patience had Sarah, b. 3 May 1653; John, 24 June 1655; and Ruth, 3 Nov. 1657. He took sec. w. 24 Mar. 1665, Martha, wid. of William Russell, wh. after his d. had third h. 24 May 1683, Thomas Hall, and she d. [[vol. 1, p. 235]] 1694. Ruth m. 3 Jan. 1684, John Bennet of Charlestown. JOHN, Medford, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had Mary, b. 8 May 1687; Sarah, 8 Sept. 1690, d. soon; Ruth, 29 Nov. 1692; John, 11 Feb. 1695; Jonathan, 18 Dec. 1696; Sarah, again, 19 Mar. 1699; Samuel, 29 Aug. 1700; Susanna, 23 Dec. 1702; Abigail, 1704; Hannah, 31 Jan. 1706; Stephen, 16 Sept. 1707; and Simon, 3 Oct. 1709; and d. 19 Mar. 1745. His wid. d. 18 Apr. 1758, aged 90.
BRADSTREET, DUDLEY, Andover, third S. of Gov. Simon, freem. 1674, rep. 1677, 90 and 1, col. of the militia, nam. by James II. of the counc. to Gov. Joseph Dudley, yet patriot, and of the counc. of safety 1689, m. 12 Nov. 1673, Ann, wid. of Theodore Price, d. of ...... Wood, had Margaret, b. 19 Feb. 1674; Dudley, 27 Apr. 1678, H. C. 1698, wh. m. 4 May 1704, Mary Wainwright, min. of Groton. ord. 17 Nov. 1706, dism. 1712, d. in Eng. 1714, of smallpox, after being ord. in Episc. form; and Ann, 5 Nov. 1681, d. soon. In the ferocious prosecut. 1692, for witchcraft, he was so lenient, or judiciously incredul. of the crimes imput. to his neighb. as to be strongly suspect. of the same horrid or ludicrous offence. Abbot's Hist. 18, 19. HUMPREY, Ipswich, came in the Elizabeth from Ipswich, Eng. 1634, aged 40, with w. Bridget, 30; and ch. Hannah, 9; John, 3; Martha, 2; and Mary, 1; had b. here, Moses; Sarah, 1638; and Rebecca; freem. 6 May 1635, rep. 1635, d. 1655. His will, made 21 July, was pro. 20 Sept. foll. Hannah m. Daniel Rolfe, and next, 12 June 1658, Nicholas Holt, and d. 20 June 1665; Martha m. William Beale; and all the other ds. were m. one to Nicholas Wallis. HUMPHREY, Rowley, physician, s. of Moses, rem. to Newbury, there by w. Sarah had Dorothy, b. 19 Dec. 1692; Joshua, 24 Feb. 1695; Sarah, 14 Jan. 1697; Humphrey, 1700, d. young; Daniel, 13 Feb. 1702; Moses, 17 Feb. 1707; and Betty, 16 May 1713; and he d. 11 May 1717. His wid. m. 9 June 1719, Edward Sargent. JOHN, Rowley 1651, s. of Humphrey the first, brot. by his f. from Eng. was never m. it is thot. rem. 1657, to Marblehead, d. 1660. In Essex Inst. II. 29, Cheever says, he was prosecut. in 1652, for familiar. with the devil. Either the folly was not prov. or it was not capital.JOHN, Salem, youngest s. of Gov. Simon, m. 17 June 1679, as one report is, but by ano. 11 June 1677, Sarah, d. of Rev. William Perkins of Topsfield, had Simon, b. 14 Apr. 1682; John, 30 Jan. 1693; Margaret, 27 Nov. 1696; and Samuel, 4 Aug. 1699. Perhaps he had others, Mercy, and three other ds. for the removal from one town to ano. sometimes caus. omission in rec. of either. In 1681 he was of Salem, but prob. liv. most of his days at Topsfield, yet perhaps had some est. at Rowley, d. 11 Jan. 1719.
MOSES, Ipswich, s. of the first Humphrey of the same, had four ch. of wh. we kn. with certainty only Humphrey, b. 6 Jan. 1670, bef. ment. SAMUEL, Boston, eldest br. of the preced. freem. 1656, went to Eng. next yr. and spent four yrs. as his mo. tells, mak. verses on each event; there prob. stud. for a profession; was a physician, rep. for Andover [[vol. 1, p. 236]] 1670, m. 1662, Mercy, youngest d. of capt. William Tyng, wh. d. 6 Sept. 1670, had Elizabeth b. 29 Jan. 1664, d. young; Ann, 17 Nov. 1665, d. young; Mercy, 20 Nov. 1667; Simon, 15 Oct. 1669, d. soon; and Ann, 3 Sept. 1670; Mercy, m. Dr. James Oliver of Cambridge, d. a wid. 29 Mar. 1710. By sec. w. tak. in Jamaica, he had John, 1676; Simon, again, a. 1680; and Ann, again; and d. prob. at Jamaica, in Aug. 1682. SIMON, Cambridge, Ipswich, Boston, was a few yrs. at Andover, and spent his latest days at Salem, after Sept. 1695; b. in Mar. 1603, at Horbling, in Lincolnsh. s. of Simon, a min. it is said, bred at Emanuel, Cambr. Univ. enter. there 1617, and matricul. 9 July 1618, as a sizer, had his A. B. 1620, and A. M. 1624, came in the fleet with Winthrop 1630, chos. an assist. 18 Mar. bef. and so cont. by Ann. elect. 48 yrs.; secr. 23 Aug. 1630 to 1636; dep.-gov. 1673-8; gov. 1679 to 1686; and again after the rising against Sir E. Andros 1689-92; d. 27 Mar. 1697. By his first w. Ann, d. of Gov. Thomas Dudley (a lady of some celebr. for poetical talent, wh. d. 16 Sept. 1672, at Andover), m. at the fam. hist. in Geneal. Reg. IX, 113, says, a. 1628, wh. to me seems a yr. or two earlier than prob. tho. we kn. it was bef. the Apr. embark. in 1630, had Samuel, H. C. 1653, bef. ment.; Dorothy, wh. m. 14 June 1654, Rev. Seaborn Cotton; Sarah, wh. m. 1. Richard Hubbard of Ipswich, and 2. capt. Samuel Ward; Simon, b. 28 Sept. 1640, H. C. 1660 Hannah, wh. m. 3 June 1659, Andrew Wiggin of Exeter; Mercy, b. 1647, wh. m. 31 Oct. 1672, maj. Nathaniel Wade; Dudley, 1648, bef. ment.; and John, 22 or 31 July 1652, bef. ment. His sec. w. Ann, wid. of capt. Joseph Gardner, d. of Emanuel Downing, younger by more than thirty yrs. wh. he m. 6 June 1676, d. 19 Apr. 1713, aged 79. SIMON, New London, sec. s. of the preced. ord. 5 Oct. 1670, d. 1683; m. 2 Oct. 1667, his first cous. Lucy, d. of Rev. John Woodbridge, and she next m. capt. Daniel Epps. He had Simon, b. 2 Aug. 1669, d. soon; Simon, again, 7, bapt. 12 Mar. 1671, H. C. 1693, min. of Charlestown, wh. was honor. in office, m. 7 May 1700, Mary Long, d. 31 Dec. 1741, leav. Simon, H. C. 1728, min. of Marblehead; Ann, b. 3 Dec. 1672, bapt. 5 Jan. foll.; John, 3, bapt. 5 Nov. 1676; and Lucy, 24, bapt. 31 Oct. 1680. Ten of this name had been gr. in 1834, at Harv. three others at Dart. and Yale.
BRAGDON, ARTHUR, York 1640, constable 1648, freem. 1652, was b. as he test. a. 1597. In 1680, SAMUEL and THOMAS, prob. his s. liv. there, and took o. of alleg. and 13 Oct. 1703, the w. and five ch. of Arthur, prob. a gr.s. were k. by the Ind. Penhallow's Ind. Wars. Pike says w. and two ch. were k. and the eldest d. carr. away. Niles gives it Brandon.
BRAGG, EDMUND or EDWARD, Ipswich 1646, and there liv. in 1700. Prob. his d. Mary m. 1 Jan. 1669, Joseph Eveleth, the centenarian. HENRY, Salem, m. 17 Dec. 1677, Elizabeth McMullen, had Elizabeth b. 7 Sept. 1678; Mary, 24 Mr. 1680; Henry, 12 Apr. 1682; William, 17 Oct. 1684; Sarah, 26 Mar. 1687; and Alexander, 6 Mar. 1689.
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BRAINARD, or BRAINERD, DANIEL, Hartford, rem. to Haddam, as early sett. there m. a. 1665, Hannah, d. of Jared Spencer, had Daniel, b. 1665 or 6; Hannah, 20 Nov. 1667; James, 1669; Joshua, 1671; William, 1673; Caleb, 1675; Hezekiah, 1682; and Elijah, 1686; was a deac. and d. 1 Apr. 1715 aged 74. Who was his f. or where he was b. is uncert. Hannah m. a. 1692, Thomas Gates. DANIEL, East Haddam, s. of the preced. by w. Susanna d. perhaps of William Ventris, had Susanna, b. 9 AUG. 1689; Daniel, 28 Sept. 1690; Hannah, 12 June 1694; Noadiah, 4 Apr. 1697; Stephen, 27 Feb. 1699; Bezaleel, 17 Apr. 1701; Mary, 10 Sept. 1703 ; was deac. and d. 28 Jan. 1743. HEZEKIAH, Haddam, br. of the preced. m. 1 Oct. 1707, Dorothy, wid. of Daniel Mason of Lebanon, d. of Rev. Jeremiah Hobart had nine ch. of wh. David, b. 20 Apr. 1718, the disting. missionary to the Ind. was one; an Assist. of the Col. d. at Hartford, 24 May 1727, aged, by his gr.stone, 45. JOSHUA, Haddam, br. of the preced. m. Mehitable, d. perhaps of William Dudley. The name appears Brainwood sometimes.
BRAITON. See Brayton.
BRAMAN, or BRAYMAN, JOSEPH, Rehoboth, had Experience, b. 10 Nov. 1682. THOMAS, Marlborough, freem. 1682.
BRAME, BRAM, or BREAM, BENJAMIN, Boston 1668, a cooper, had w. Ann, and s. Benjamin, wh. were jointly made Admors. 6 Oct. 1693, of his est. BENJAMIN, Boston, s. of the preced. by Elizabeth had Ann, b. 23 July 1694, bapt. 28 July 1695; Elizabeth 11 Apr. 1697; Sarah, 27 Aug. 1699; and Benjamin, 26 Jan. 1701.
BRAMHALL. GEORGE, Dover 1670, Casco 1678, k. by the Ind. 1689, left wid. Martha, ch. Joseph, George, Hannah, and Joshua, wh. all rem. to Plymouth. George was at Hingham 1733; Hannah m. Jonathan Hall of Harwich; and Joshua ret. to Falmouth 1729, there liv. some yrs. but went again to Plymouth. Willis. JOSEPH, wine-cooper, long resid. at Falmouth, d. 1716, at Boston, leav. wid. Grace without ch. He was s. of George the first; and his will is of 22 Dec. 1715.
BRANCH, ARTHUR, Saybrook; 1636, rem. soon after 1649. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 143. EXPERIENCE, Marshfield, perhaps s. of John of the same, had w. Lydia wh. d. 5 Nov. 1697, and he d. nine days after. JOHN, Scituate s. of Peter b. in Eng. m. at Marshfield, 6 Dec. 1652, Mary Speed, had John. wh. was k. at Rehoboth fight, under capt. Michael Pierce, 26 Mar. 1676; Elizabeth b. 1656; Peter, 1659; Thomas, wh. d. at Boston 1683; and Mercy, 1664; and d. 17 1711. Mercy m. Ebenezer Spooner. PETER, wh. would have been of Concord or Scituate, a carpenter, from Holden, near Tenterden in Kent, d. on board the sh. Castle, very soon after arr. as by his will, abstr. in Geneal. Reg. II. 183, is prov. It has no date of time or place, names s. John wh. he binds to Thomas Wyborne for eleven yrs. from 16 June 1638, perhaps the day of mak. the will. [[vol. 1, p. 238]]
WILLIAM , Springfield 1644, freem. 1648, m. 11 Jan. 1644, Joan Farnum, wh. d. 12 Oct. 1675; had sec. w. Catharine, wid. of Arthur Williams, as bef. she was of Joshua Carter, m. 12 Feb. 1677, wh. d. 8 Aug. 1683, as did he on 16 Sept. foll. No ch. by either wv. is kn.
BRAND, BENJAMIN, S. of John B. Esqr. of Edwardstone, next parish to Groton, and so near neighb. in his nat. ld. to Winthrop with wh. he came in the Arbella, 1630, req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. at first gen. court, but went home, perhaps with Wilson, Gov. Coddington, and Sir R. Saltonstall, Apr. foll. certain. was not made freem. He had two s. and two ds. in later life in Eng. Winthrop I. 370. GEORGE, Roxbury, baker, m. 24 July 1643, Martha, d. of William Heath, had prob. no ch. freem. 1650, prob. d. away from home, but his wid. Martha d. at R. I. Aug. 1686. THADDEUS, Lynn, by w. Sarah, wh. d. 13 Dec. 1675, had Mary, b. 12 Feb. 1671, d. 19 Oct. 1675; Elizabeth 16 Aug. 1673, d. 26 Oct. 1675; and Mary, again, 27 Nov. 1675. THOMAS, Salem, cooper, came in the fleet with Higginson 1629. WILLIAM, a Quaker, came in the Speedwell, 1656, aged 40, from London. Hutch. I. 169, calls him Brend, but it is of no conseq. for he was sent away in the same ship.
BRANDISLY, JOHN, Watertown at first, perhaps, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rem. early to Wethersfield, d. 1639, leav. wid. Rachael wh. m. Anthony Wilson of Fairfield, one s. and four ds.
BRANDON, WILLIAM, Weymouth, had w. Mary, and ch. Thomas, Sarah, Mary, and Hannah, all minors, when he made his will 31 Aug. 1646; and he d. shortly after.
BRANE, THOMAS, a husbandman, aged 40, came in the Abigail to Boston, 1635.
BRANKER, JOHN, Dorchester; freem. 6 Nov. 1632, a sch. master, rem. after 1635 to Windsor, d. 1662. His wid. Abigail, wh. had brot. him no ch. m. Rev. John Warham a. Oct. in that yr. and outliv. him until 18 May 1684.
BRANSON, GEORGE, Dover 1648, rem. to York, freem. 1652, k. at the age of 47, by a bull, 25 July 1657. Coffin.
BRASIER, HENRY, New Haven 1639.
BRATCHER, AUSTIN, Charlestown, at Cradock's planta. d. 1630, by hand of Walter Palmer, and a jury was charg. to inq. of it, on whose inq. P. was disch.
BRATELER, or BRATELY, JOHN, Salem 1638. Felt. PETER, Salem 1686, mariner. Felt.
BRATTLE, EDWARD, Boston, s. of Thomas, by Mary had Thomas, b. 20 Sept. 1696. He was liv'. in the early part of 1713, when his br. Thomas made his will. THOMAS, Charlestown 1656, rem. next yr. to Boston, m. Elizabeth d. of Capt. William Tyng, had Thomas, wh. d. 5 [[vol. 1, p. 239]] Sept. 1657, a few hours old; Thomas, again, b. 20 June 1658, H. C. 1676; Elizabeth 30 Nov. 1660; William, 22 Nov. 1662, H. C. 1680; Catharine, 26 Sept. 1664; Bethia, 13 Dec. 1666; Mary, 10 Aug. 1668; and Edward, 18 Dec. 1670; ar. co. 1672, was a capt. one of the found. of the third or O. S. ch. rep. 1671 and 2 for Lancaster, and 1678 and 9 for Concord. His w. d. 9 Nov. 1682, in a surpris. sudden way, as told by Judge Sewall, wh. was present, in her own ho. at a great wedding of his cous. Daniel Quincey with Ann Shepard, her niece. See the val. hist. by Budington, of first ch. of Charlestown, 219. He d. 22 July foll. leav. est. by inv. £7827, 16, 10, prob. the largest in N. E. Of the ds. Elizabeth m. 3 Jan. 1677, Nathaniel Oliver; Catharine m. 20 May 1680, John Eyre, next m. 13 Nov. 1707, Wait Winthrop, surv. him, and d. 2 Aug. 1725; Bethia m. a. 1684, or 5, Joseph Parsons, d. 4 July 1690; and Mary m. 20 Aug. 1689, John Mico, surv. him, and d. 22 Dec. 1733. THOMAS, Boston, s. of the preced. one of the found. of Brattle str. ch. and twenty yrs. Treasr. of Harv. coll. in its days of severest trial, d. 18 May 1713. He was never m. I suppose. His letter, 1692, giv. acco. of the witchcraft infat. pr. in 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. V. 61, is the most judicious explana. of the processes of the judicial blindness, and must be read by whoever wishes to understand that malignant epidemic. See also, Quincy's Hist. of Harv. Coll. WILLIAM, Boston 1677, one of the ch. merch. prob. br. of first Thomas. WILLIAM, Cambridge, s. of first Thomas, ord. 25 Nov. 1696, a learned man, and most val. min. F. R. S. d. 15 Feb. 1717. He m. 3 Nov. 1697, Elizabeth d. of Nathaniel Hayman of Charlestown, had only ch. William, H. C. 1722, the Brigadier, f. of Thomas, H. C. 1760. She d. 28 July 1715. He next m. Elizabeth wid. of Rev. Joseph Green, d. of Rev. Joseph Gerrish. Holmes, Hist. of Cam. Quincy, I. 414.
BRAWNE, GEORGE, Dover, perhaps s. of Michael, by w. Mary had Michael, b. 1 June 1679. MIHILL, or MICHAEL, Dover 1655, had Michael, b. 1643; perhaps others; was liv. 1675.
BRAY, JOHN, Kittery 1660, shipwright, kept an inn 1674, rem. in the war to Gloucester, perhaps, there m. 10 Nov. 1679, Margaret Lambert, as sec. w. had Margery, wh. m. a. 1680, William, f. of Sir William Pepperell. OSMOND, Weymouth, d. Feb. 1649, as might be judg. from his inv. 23 of that mo. but I testify that this name is a blunder of a booby clk. for Clement Briggs. See Briggs. RICHARD, Dover 1657, Casco 1658, was, prob. at the fort in Boston, 1687, a gunner's mate. A Richard B. of Exeter, d. at Lynn, 1665. ROBERT, Salem 1668, by w. Thomasin had Daniel, b. 29 Nov. 1673, perhaps others, and was lost at sea, a. 1692. ROBERT, Salem, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 5 Nov. 1685, but in the Hist. Coll. of Essex Inst. 1. I 114, the name of w. is omit. had John, b. 4 Sept. 1686; Robert, 2 Dec. 1688; Priscilla, 11 Mar. 1690; Benjamin, 27, Sept. 1692; and Christian, 19 Mar. 1694.THOMAS, New Haven, had Hannah, wh. m. 25 Aug. 1659, Thomas Paine of Boston. THOMAS, Gloucester, shipwright, m. 3 May 1646, Mary Wilson, had Mary, b. Jan. 1647; Thomas, 31 [[vol. 1, p. 240]] Mar. 1694, d. in Aug. 1653; ano. Thomas, 16 May 1653, d. soon; John, 14 May 1654; Nathaniel, 21 June 1656; Sarah; Thomas, again, 19 Jan. or Feb. 1659; Hannah, 21 Mar. 1662; and Esther, 13 Apr. 1664. He d. 30 Nov. 1691, and his wid. d. 27 Mar. 1707. Mary m. 18 Nov. 1664,,John Ring of Ipswich; Sarah m. James Sawyer; Hannah m. 4 Feb. 1678, John Roberts; and Esther m. 30 Oct. 1683, Philip Stanwood.WILLIAM, York 1680.
BRAYTON, FRANCIS, Portsmouth, R. I. 1643, when he was adm. to dwell, by w. Mary had Francis, Stephen, and four ds. Martha Pierce, the eldest, Elizabeth Bouren, and Sarah, w. of Thomas Gatchell, as by his will of 17 Oct. 1690, pro. 5 Sept. 1692, we gain their names, and that of his wid. Mary; we learn, also, that he had d. Mary, wh. d. bef. 1671. In a depon. made 30 Jan. 1674, he is said to be 62 yrs. old. FRANCIS, Portsmouth, R. I. s. of the preced. adm. freem. of the town, 3 Dec. 1670, m. 18 Mar. 1671, or 2, Mary, d. of Thomas Fish of the same, had Mary, b. 1 Jan. 1676; Thomas, 14 June 1681; Francis, 17 Feb. 1684; David, 23 Oct. 1686; Mehitable, 12 Jan. 1693; and Benjamin, 8 Sept. 1695. STEPHEN, Portsmouth, R. I. younder br. of the preced. m. 8 Mar. 1679, Ann, d. of Peter Tolman of Newport, had Mary, b. 12 Feb. 1680; Elizabeth 8 Dec. 1681; Ann, 6 July 1683; Preserved, 8 Mar. 1685; and Stephen, 2 Aug. 1686.
BRAZEEL, PHILIP, is the strange name, perhaps misspelt, of one in Gallop's comp. of Phips's exped. against Quebec. See Geneal. Reg. IX. 354 and compare with the more correct list in XIII. 13, espec. as to the coincid. of the christian names of Philip in the two.
BRAZIER, EDWARD, Charlestown 1658, had w. Magdalen prob. Thomas, bapt. 29 Apr. 1660; Abigail, 18 Dec. 1664; Rebecca, 24 Nov. 1667; and he d. 3 May 1689.
BREAD, THOMAS, embark. in Eng. 22 June 1679, in the Providence, for Boston, but no more is kn.
BRECK, EDWARD, Dorchester 1636, freem. 22 May 1639, came,prob. from Ashton, in Co. Devon, or Lancash. if he came with Mather, aft. 1634, as Clap, in Hist. of D. 107, thinks, was an officer of the town 1642, 5, 6, and after, d. 2, or 6, Nov. 1662, leav. Robert, wh. he brot. from Eng. John; Mary, b. perhaps 6 not (as the Hist. of D. says) bapt. 18 Aug. 1648; Elizabeth and Susanna. The w. d. 11 Nov. 1653. His wid. Isabel, wh. was his sec. w. and had been bef. wid. of John Rigby of D. m. 14 Nov. 1663, Anthony Fisher; Mary m. 9 Jan. 1667, Samuel Paul; Elizabeth m. 11 Mar. 1670, John Minot; and Susanna m. 20 Mar. 1674, or 5, John Harris. But he must have had ano. d. for his will of 30 Oct. 1662, only 3 days bef. his d. ment. d. Elinor. JOHN, Medfield, wh. d. 3 Jan. 1660, is by Morse regard. as br. of Edward, and he thinks it prob. that he had John, wh. d. at Medfield 20 Aug. 1690. JOHN, Dorchester, s. of Edward, a tanner, had by w. Susanna, wh. d. 8 Feb. 1712, aged a. 64 yrs. Edward, John, Nathaniel, besides five ds. and was, also, f. of Rev. Robert, b. 7, bapt. 10 Dec. 1682, H. C. 1700, wh. preach. short season at Newtown, L. I. and after was min. of Marlborough, ord. 25 Oct. 1704, a man of learning, d. 6 Jan. 1732. The f. was a capt. and [[vol. 1, p. 241]] oft. a selectman, freem. 1690, d. 17 Feb. 1691, aged 40 yrs. says his gr.stone. ROBERT, Dorchester, elder br. of the preced. b. in Eng. freem. 1649, m. 4 Jan. 1654, Sarah, d. of capt. Thomas Hawkins, rem. to Boston, was a merch. adm. inhab. of the town 28 Nov. foll. had Mary, b. 19 Apr. 1655; and Robert, 24 June 1658. I think he had former w. Margery, and by her had Robert, wh. d. 11 July 1655. His wid. bec. 11 Sept. 1673, third w. of Rev. James Allen of Boston. THOMAS, Dorchester, m. 12 Feb. 1657, Mary, d. of John Hill, had Mary, b. 17 Dec. 1657; rem. to Medfield, had there Susanna, 10 Sept. 1663, but d. Aug. foll.; Susanna, again, 10 May 1667; John, 4 Mar. 1671; Bethia, 20 Dec. 1673; Nathaniel, and Samuel, tw. 1 Mar. 1682; if Morse's Geneal. Reg. be correct. For of this name had been gr. at Harv. and six at other N. E. coll. in 1834.
BREDANE, BRYAN, Malden 1671, had Samuel, b. June of that yr. BREDCAKE, meaning Cakebread, THOMAS, a capt. prob. of Salem, had leave, 12 Nov. 1644, to take two guns from the fort there, and the next day a commission from our Gen. Ct. for a yr. to take any Turk. pirate. Col. Rec. I.79 and 83.
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